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“Be careful - reservations can be canceled the night of your stay!” 1 of 5 stars
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Taksiyarhis Pansiyon
Ismet Pasa Mah. Marasal Cakmak Cad. No:71 Ayvalik Merkez, Ayvalik, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #10 of 87 Ayvalik B&B and Inns
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“Be careful - reservations can be canceled the night of your stay!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

We had the worst experience here of any place in Turkey. I had made a reservation more than two months in advance. Yet I received a note the day before our stay, informing us that the staff had overbooked the hotel, and thus they would find some other place for us to stay. We had to change our plans, skip dinner and arrive early to deal with the mess. Upon arrival, I was treated to the most rude staff experience at a hotel - she acted like it was my fault for showing up, didn't I get her email from one day ago? NO apology, no reason - only that they had committed to a tour group (ie more money for them!) and so they'd have us stay somewhere else. Didn't even offer to pay for the cab fare. The other place was great, fortunately - Bonjour Pension, highly recommended! I have never seen a hotel kick out a guest - who had a confirmed reservation for two months - and then not even APOLOGIZE or acknowledge that a mistake has been made. Be careful, it could happen to you here!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Winnipeg, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

Had a great time. This pension has tons of character, beautiful rooms and the staff are super friendly and helpful. We loved sitting on the terrace for our meals and in the evening. It was great to have access to the kitchen to prepare our own meals and store food in the shared fridge. They also have laundry service, wifi. The location was great given that it only takes a few minutes to walk to the little shops and the harbor front. The only con, if there is one, was that the bathrooms are shared. That said, they are clean and it was never a problem. Highly recommend!

You should also go on a boat cruise from EGE Tours (you can find them on the harbour). The captain was super friendly, fed you very well (tons of fish, salad and fruit). It cost 20 TL.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

This pansiyon was amazing. Right in the old part of the city and is absolutely full of character. The staff were amazing and it had beautiful views of the town. I would absolutely return.
Pros:
Unbeatable character; welcoming staff; a great little kitchen where you can keep your market purchases cool and fresh; delicious breakfast; quiet; clean; unique; amazing views
Cons:
If you could call this a 'con'... you won't be able to drive to this place. You'll need to park your car in one of the 'Otoparks' in the town and walk. This is what you get when you stay in the old part of town...

In sum...I would highly recommend this little pansiyon for an authentic stay in Ayvalik!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

TAKSIYARHIS PENSION

This pension was absolutely amazing. My husband and I enjoyed staying in this unique old traditional Turkish home, it felt like a true warm family home. The host family are friendly and welcoming and do a great job caring for the home and their guests.

The pension is located off a few side streets so you may need accurate directions prior to walking there or you will definitely get lost and getting lost with a heavy backpack in your back isn’t pleasant. But once you reach there is worth it. The rooms are spacious and air-conditioning however rooms don’t have bathroom ensuites only share bathrooms and toilets with the other guests. The décor is stunning and definitely gives it that homely feel. The house has a couple of balconies, the top balcony has a beautiful view of Ayvalik and it’s a great place to unwind with a bottle Efes or read a book. Breakfast is also served on this baloncy.

Exploring this town is essential there are many café/restaurants, shops and convenience stores available 30meters from the pension. The streets of Ayvalik are beautiful and full of character with their cobblestone side streets, this seaside town has lots of photo opportunities. When in Ayvalik be sure to take a taxi ride to one of the islands to explore the amazing old homes (designated taxis to the islands are 2 lira one way) also this town has the best olive oil so don’t forget to buy a bottle.

I give this pension two thumbs up and would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

I stayed at Taksiyarhis for 2 nights, the staff are so friendly and helpful, the place is just gorgeous and well looked after with fab views from the terraces which also make it the perfect place to chill out of an evening.
Apart from getting a little bit lost when trying to find the place I would recommend this as a great place to stay and would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bucharest
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

nice, clean, friendly, perfect location, great view, value for money, wait to visit it again!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

This cosy pension has a very warm athmosphere and it is everywhere totally clean. The shared bathrooms are very hygenic as well as the air-conditioned rooms. We paid about 30 Euro for a double room and I think you can not find any better place to stay for this little money. There are two terraces, a shared kitchen and many space for relaxing inside the house. Furthermore it is located in the very nice anicient town of Ayvalik. The staff is very friendly and helpful in any ways.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ismet Pasa Mah. Marasal Cakmak Cad. No:71 Ayvalik Merkez, Ayvalik, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Balikesir Province > Ayvalik
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Ranked #10 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Ayvalik
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Number of rooms: 12
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